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Spinball Whizzer

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Spinball Whizzer
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Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Park section Adventure Land
Status Operating since March 27, 2004
Statistics
Manufacturer Maurer AG
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Spinning
Model / product Xtended SC 2200
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 180.4 feet × 203.4 feet
Height55.8 feet
Top speed39 mph
Length1,476.4 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop80°
Duration1:15
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Spinball Whizzer is a steel spinning roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. It was manufactured by Maurer AG and opened in 2004.

Design[edit]

Spinball Whizzer is the only Xtended SC 2200 ever built by Maurer.

Theme[edit]

When the ride opened in 2004, it was themed as a giant pinball machine. This theme was changed when SEGA sponsored the ride in 2010. It was then themed around Sonic The Hedgehog.[1] For 2016, the attraction returned to its former name of Spinball Whizzer after the SEGA contract expired. It also received new theme music for 2016 from IMAScore.

Trains[edit]

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. The two rows sit back-to-back.

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